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Sherkin Islanders get creative for West Cork Islands Festival

A COMMUNITY exhibition on Sherkin Island is set to showcase the wonderful creative talent on the island. ‘Sherkin Creates’ opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm on Saturday 18th June. Part of the West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition will be curated by Sherkin Island painter, Jo Ashby. It will include a wide variety of arts and crafts, ranging from drawings, paintings and sculpture to  photography, basket-weaving,

Ewe Experience annual charity tea party announced

THE Ewe Experience gardens in Glengarriff are having the annual charity tea party on Saturday June 11th from 1 to 5 PM. The proceeds from the tea party and the entrance fees all day will go to CoAction.

Ring of Beara Kenmare Kid’s Cycle on May 28th

THE Ring of Beara Cycle Kenmare on the 28th of May, is truly a family occasion. Following the success of last year’s event, children in national schools from 3rd to 6th class will once again be taking part in a free kid’s cycle around Kenmare Town.

Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle this July

THE Wild Atlantic Mizen Cycle is run by the Emergency Services in West Cork to raise funds for local charities. This year’s cycle is based in Bantry and takes place on Saturday 9th July.

Clonakilty Agricultural Show to celebrate the role of women in the 1916 Rising

THE Clonakilty Agricultural Show on Sunday, 12th June as part of the 1916 commemoration are planning to celebrate the role of women in the Easter Rising of 1916 with a Mná na hEireann Commemorative Tea Party bringing the women and tastes of 1916 to life through stories, poems, song and costume while enjoying beautiful cakes from the era organized by the Cobh Animation Team.

C.C.E. Gleann Garbh news

ALTHOUGH the numbers may have been smaller, C.C.E. Gleann Garbh still had a very successful day at the County Fleadh Cheoil held in the Eccles Hotel Glengarriff, on Monday May 2nd. Well done to the U12s Lisa Harrington, Caoimhe O’Hanlon, Emma Osbourne, Caoimhe O’Shea, Anna O Shea, Molly Harrington, Chloe Coppinger, Lucy and Abbey Connolly.

400 older people in West Cork hospitals send each other mail

ARTISTS, residents and day visitors of eleven community hospitals and day care centres throughout West Cork will display the work of their “Envelope” project at the Uillinn Centre in Skibbereen until June 6th 2016. During a nine month period over 400 people in hospitals and day centres in West Cork connected with one another by writing letters, drawing pictures or sharing poems and memories and putting them in envelopes and these

The Qube is coming to Bantry

ON Saturday 11th June, just like the TV Game Show, THE CUBE will be hosted at The Westlodge Hotel, Bantry. The MC for the night will be Cork native, Alan Shortt. With a prize fund of €2,000 this is a great opportunity to raise funds for local charities and clubs.

Micheal Hurley “deeply humbled” by award win

Skibbereen/ Castlehaven man Micheal Hurley won the individual award for the Western Division at the County Mayor’s Community Awards Ceremony at County Hall. Micheal was nominated by P.P.N. representative Eleanor Calnan and was commended for his community efforts over his 28 years volunteering.

Summer Songbook singing workshops in Courtmacsherry

COURTMACSHERRY is the location of the 4th Annual Summer Songbook weekend workshops, taking place from Friday July 1st to Sunday July 3rd. What started off four years ago as a new initiative for The Year of The Gathering has grown into an amazing weekend of choral music in all its facets; from modern choral work, to liturgical work, ensemble workshops, solo singing workshops and singing technique. 3 local professional singing

Bandon bag pack for Lisheens House

Students from Hamiliton High School Bandon who gave their time to raise funds to support Lisheens House Free counselling service to help those in crisis in their community. Bag packing at Caufields Supervalue Bandon. Thanks to all who generously donated.

Funds donated from Church Cross Community Day

MONIES raised following the successful remembrance walk and community fun day held in memory of the late John O’Driscoll on April 3rd at Church Cross were presented to the designated charities at a cheque presentation in Minihan’s Bar on Friday May 6th.

County Mayor’s Hooley

BBQ and bands will feature at The County Mayor’s Hooley in The Hall at County Hall on Friday 17th June. In aid of Mercy University Hospital Foundation and Pieta House, the event is sponsored by The Fota Collection/Kingsley Hotel with The Irish Examiner as media sponsors, party-goers from all over Cork county are expected to attend and raise funds for these deserving charities.

Kilmeen Macra notes

It was a busy weekend for the club, on the 6th of May our pre-silage party took place in Tots Pub Ballygurteen a great night was had with our band the west cork ramblers playing the music till the early hours of Saturday morning thanks to everyone who came and sponsored prizes.

Healy-Raes rev up for Muscular Dystrophy

THE Healy-Rae brothers Danny and Michael pictured at the launch of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland’s Harley-Davidson Raffle/Draw which takes place during the Ireland Bikefest Festival on June 5th.

Cancer Connect golf fundraiser

THE Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club in conjunction with Cancer Connect, held their annual Cancer Connect Classic on Saturday, May 7th.

Put a Smile on a child’s face and volunteer for Children In Hospital Ireland

DO you have two to three hours to spare weekly? Would you like to make Hospital a happier place for a sick child? Then Children in hospital Ireland (CHI) would like to hear from you. CHI is one of Irelands leading children’s charities providing play and fun for sick children in hospital around the country for over 45 years.

Bantry children raise much-needed funds for Indian school

BANTRY students have come together to raise funds for a disadvantaged school for mentally and physically challenged children in a rural part of India. The idea came about as a result of the ongoing relationship between the people of West Cork and India following the Air India crash, which saw over 300 people – including 80 children – perish off the Irish coast in 1985.

Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2016

Enjoy your beach, enjoy your beach clean! 6th – 15th May 2016 A call for new recruits to join the Island of Ireland’s Largest Coastal Clean Up Almost 3,000 volunteers took to beaches around the country during Coca-Cola Clean Coast Week 2015 to remove a staggering 10 tonnes of marine litre from the coastline. With a target to remove a further 11 tonnes from Irish beaches this year, Coca-Cola Clean

Bealtaine Events – Dunmanway Library

Bealtaine is the national festival which celebrates creativity in older age. Cork County Library and Arts Service have been involved with the movement for years offering an array of workshops, events and classes in all sorts of artistic endeavours and always of free of charge to the public.